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Disseminated dermatophytosis caused by Microsporum gypseum in two patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • Adriana M. Porro
  • Marcia C.N. Yoshioka
  • Silvia K. Kaminski
  • Maria do Carmo de A. Palmeira
  • Olga Fischman
  • Mauricio M.A. Alchorne


Microsporum gypseum is not a common agent of human dermatophytosis. To the best of our knowledge, this fungus has not been described in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. We report a tinea corporis infection with atypical presentation caused by M. gypseum in two patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) studied at the São Paulo Hospital (São Paulo, Brazil).

Microsporum gypseum acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) dermatophytosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana M. Porro
    • 1
  • Marcia C.N. Yoshioka
    • 1
  • Silvia K. Kaminski
    • 1
  • Maria do Carmo de A. Palmeira
    • 1
  • Olga Fischman
    • 2
  • Mauricio M.A. Alchorne
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Dermatologia, Escola Paulista de MedicinaUniversidade Federal de São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Disciplina de Biologia Celular, Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia, Parasitologia, Escola Paulista de MedicinaUniversidade Federal de São PauloBrazil

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